Author Topic: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010  (Read 6031 times)

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2010, 04:01:46 pm »
It seems Rapha have got their hooks into this fine event:

Man doing it fixed & UC looking strong.  on Twitpic

They never made it away from Prees Heath roundabout and the HQ on the finish circuit, but their riders made it into the top ten. They were talking of fielding a big team next year, but I suspect they will concentrate on the Sussex as it will be the National Champs and nearer to their London base.

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2010, 07:25:12 pm »
It seems Rapha have got their hooks into this fine event:

Man doing it fixed & UC looking strong.  on Twitpic

That man is dead! ;D

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2010, 07:31:07 pm »
It seems Rapha have got their hooks into this fine event:

Man doing it fixed & UC looking strong.  on Twitpic

That man is dead! ;D

What's this? Rapha sponsoring TG!

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2010, 07:39:39 pm »
It seems Rapha have got their hooks into this fine event:

Man doing it fixed & UC looking strong.  on Twitpic

That man is dead! ;D

What's this? Rapha sponsoring TG!

I doubt that Rapha would be pleased with that comment. Not with my wearing the AUK "Vomit" jersey. ;D

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Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2010, 11:00:50 pm »
This event scares me. I looked at the finish list a couple of years ago and saw 400s and 500s and thought "I could do 400".

Then I realised it was in miles.

Well done to all.

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2010, 08:48:19 am »
Jasmine,the assistant timekeeper and recorder who does all the clever bits producing the result also took literally hundreds of photos.There will be a link to these on the result sheet and I will post it here when available.David will also be able to supply a CD of pics later,but we don't have time to deal with this at present as we are still reconciling some problems with the result where riders have been missed at checkpoints,complicated by at least one rider who spent 90 mins in the cafe at Prees in the night!

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2010, 09:59:29 am »
I've been working my way through the near 2 hours of video, I said I'd do something for John Warnock, so I've done a preliminary edit of his ride, with an interview with Andy Wilkinson included, it's just under the 10 minute Youtube limit, so I've not got the presentation in, there will be other Youtube clips of other participants and I may do a DVD outlining good practice and conveying the feel of the event.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/jW4o2ppA9Dw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/jW4o2ppA9Dw&rel=1</a>

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2010, 12:27:42 pm »
...we are still reconciling some problems with the result where riders have been missed at checkpoints,complicated by at least one rider who spent 90 mins in the cafe at Prees in the night!

I have a horrible feeling I might know who that was.

Has no. 15 contacted you about a discrepancy?

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2010, 02:58:49 pm »
Yes she has and it looks like she was missed on the first pass of Prees from Quinabrook on Sunday,so she either spent about 45 mins in the cafe or will get an extra 12.621 miles.But of course I do know who spent a lot of time in the cafe!

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2010, 10:12:32 am »
Started ok. 

And obviously continued brilliantly! Congrats to you and everyone.

(Andy must be having quite a gentle time on the tandem after all!)

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2010, 11:24:14 am »
Yes she has and it looks like she was missed on the first pass of Prees from Quinabrook on Sunday,so she either spent about 45 mins in the cafe or will get an extra 12.621 miles.But of course I do know who spent a lot of time in the cafe!

Thanks. I am thoroughly impressed by the efficiency of the organisation, and amazed that the time-keeper (Edwin) where I stopped could tell me roughly how far I managed.

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2010, 11:52:43 am »
From the times at Prees on the last Quinabrook circuits we can calculate the distance covered to the start of the finishing circuit and thence at each timekeeper on each lap.We try to produce for each  timekeeper a table of what each rider has done at that point on each lap,and then persuade someone to travel round the circuit and deliver it to the relevant timekeepers before the first rider's time runs out.It's always a bit of a rush.

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2010, 12:29:01 pm »
Indeed, many thanks to all the time-keepers and marshals, who always had an encouraging word, even at silly o'clock.  It must be very difficult to keep track of all the riders at every turn, so it's amazing that the results can come out so quickly.


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Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2010, 12:55:57 pm »
Well done Jasmine et al.

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Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2010, 08:38:17 pm »
Audax points have been updated already on th'auk website. 

That was quick.



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Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2010, 07:24:57 pm »
Looks like some amended results are up. Several riders have gained 3 miles (including the winner, but not Steve or Jasmine, I think - sorry! )
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Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2010, 10:49:58 pm »
Looks like some amended results are up. Several riders have gained 3 miles (including the winner, but not Steve or Jasmine, I think - sorry! )

Mike Rose should have moved up with 429 something. I recall that last year's online results were never updated, with the result that I'm a higher placing than I deserve.

Re: Mersey Roads 24hr 2010
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2010, 02:57:08 pm »
Embarrassingly enough, despite going even slower than last year, I'm fastest again in my age category. However, my clubmate, Mike, who did an impressive 429m, will be in the same category as I next year.